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Posted on: April 17, 2019

Report finds stormwater controls for Foxconn development area will maintain or reduce flood flows

This week, the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC) released its floodplain evaluation of the proposed Village of Mount Pleasant Electronic & Information Technology Manufacturing (EITM) Zone and associated roadway expansion tha...

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Posted on: April 11, 2019

Petition drive to oppose parole for murderer Eric Nelson exceeds 2,300 signatures in first 10 days

Screenshot of Eric Nelson parole petition

A petition drive urging the Wisconsin Parole Commission to deny release of a convicted murderer is off to a strong start, already greatly surpassing a signature goal that Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced last week.

As of today, nearly 2,400 p...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Kenosha County to host April 27 Drug Take-Back Day events at two locations

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Kenosha County will participate in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s national Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27.

Residents are encouraged to bring unwanted, unused prescription and over-the-counter medications to dro...

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Posted on: February 13, 2019

Annual Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program collection to be held May 4

Hazardous waste

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser today is announcing this year’s Household Hazardous Waste Program.

“The Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program is a FREE program and a great opportunity for Kenosha County residents to disp...

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Posted on: April 6, 2019

Kenosha County, UW-Parkside strike land-use agreement for natural area near Petrifying Springs

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Kenosha County and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside plan to enter into a collaborative land-use agreement that will enhance the management of 139 acres of natural land alongside Petrifying Springs Park, officials announced Friday.

This agreement establ...

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Posted on: April 10, 2019

Nancy Morey honored as 2019 Connie Reyes Award recipient

2019 Connie Reyes Award presentation

The former coordinator of a community collaboration dedicated to strengthening families through prevention is the recipient of the 2019 Connie Reyes Award for Excellence in Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention.

Nancy Morey received the honors during a ceremo...

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Posted on: April 1, 2019

County executive, DA voice opposition to parole for convicted murderer Eric Nelson

Participants in the Vite family news conference

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser and District Attorney Michael Graveley today joined the family of murder victim Joseph Vite in strongly opposing the parole of convicted murderer Eric S. Nelson.

Nelson is serving a life sentence for the 1985 killing th...

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

Medical Examiner’s Office sounds warning about recent spate of suspected overdose deaths

Medical Examiner's Office door

A string of four suspected overdose deaths in the last week is raising concern among public health officials in Kenosha County.

Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall said the four deaths since March 22 occurred across Kenosha County – one each in Tw...

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

Kenosha, Racine counties provide update on Highway KR project

Highway KR sign

Today, leadership of Kenosha and Racine counties provided an update on the roadway improvement project for County Highway KR, including providing a timeline of upcoming committee considerations.

“Roadway improvements to County Highway KR remain in the plan...

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Posted on: March 26, 2019

Turn the Town Blue Committee plans events for Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month

Go Blue 2018 group photo

The Kenosha County Turn the Town Blue Committee is again planning a variety of events throughout April, in recognition of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month.

This annual campaign emphasizes the power of prevention and the importance of raising childr...

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Posted on: March 19, 2019

Brighton Dale Links, Petrifying Springs Golf Course begin 2019 golf season

Brighton Dale Links

Kenosha County’s two golf facilities will open for play, weather permitting, this week, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

Petrifying Springs Golf Course is set to open Wednesday, March 20, while Brighton Dale Links is slated to begin its season...

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Posted on: March 21, 2019

State DOT answers FAQs on Highway KR expansion project

Highway KR sign

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has compiled answers to a list of frequently asked questions about the expansion of Highway KR. That document is available here.

While Highway KR is a shared Kenosha and Racine county trunk highway, this project i...

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

Kenosha County to host town hall meeting for veterans

2019 veterans town hall flyer

The Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services later this month will host an informative Town Hall Meeting on VA and TRICARE Benefits and a VA Commemoration Ceremony of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War.

Veterans, active-duty military members and t...

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

Kenosha County receives state grant to advance shoreline protection efforts at Kemper Center

Kemper Center lakefront

The Kenosha County Division of Parks this week received another state grant award to address shoreline protection needs on the Kemper Center property.

This $30,000 Wisconsin Coastal Management Program award will help to advance stormwater management and si...

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Posted on: March 13, 2019

Proposals sought for Silver Lake Park Beach concessions operation

Silver Lake Park Beach

The Kenosha County Division of Purchasing is accepting sealed proposals from vendors interested in providing concessions operations at Silver Lake Park Beach.

Proposals must be received by 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at the Purchasing Division on the...

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Posted on: March 14, 2019

Kenosha County Division of Health urges people to remain safe during flooding events

Flooded Roadway

With a Flood Warning in place along the Fox River and Flood Safety Awareness Week coming up the week of March 18-22, the Kenosha County Division of Health is urging people to take precautions to stay safe when flooding events occur.

“Springtime flooding is...

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

Kenosha County Girl Scouts' project aims to give back to teen girls in foster care

Elsa Witkiewicz and Scarlette Fallscher of the Bags of Bravery and Beauty project

Two Kenosha County Girl Scouts working toward their Silver Award are conducting a donation drive for teen girls in foster care.

Elsa Witkiewicz of Troop 9338 and Scarlette Fallscher of Troop 32432 are collecting health and beauty items, in a project they’r...

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Posted on: January 28, 2019

Kenosha County receives Fund for Lake Michigan grant for Pike River restoration work

Pike River in Petrifying Springs Park

A $75,000 grant from the Fund for Lake Michigan will go toward restoration work on the South Branch of the Pike River, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

These funds – the latest in a series of grants aimed at improving the Pike – will b...

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

Kreuser appoints steering committee for 2020 suffrage celebration

Susan B. Anthony

To celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution giving women the right to vote, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser has appointed a special steering committee to coordinate celebrations across the county i...

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Posted on: January 22, 2018

Kenosha County Tree Program adds online store

Maple trees

Kenosha County’s Tree and Shrub Program is now offering people the opportunity to make purchases through an online store.

The program, which has sold nearly one million trees to residents over the last 25 years, previously accepted orders only through pape...

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